Robert M. Kline - McDermott Will & Emery


Robert M. Kline focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, labor and employment disputes, internal investigations, class action defense in both state and federal courts, and alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).  Robert also routinely handles arbitrations and litigation concerning the enforcement of restrictive covenants, including noncompetition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality obligations in employment contracts.

Show More


  • Prevailed at trial in federal court on behalf of a Fortune 20 telecommunications company by obtaining permanent injunction enforcing restrictive covenants and a non-competition agreement against a high-level executive who attempted to work for a competitor
  • Represented a managed care organization in an internal investigation and a federal criminal investigation concerning international conspiracy to defraud Medicare
  • Obtained a complete dismissal of a class action complaint alleging violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) against a Fortune 200 company

Show More


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business Litigation 2016 & 2017
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida 2014
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Award in the Up and Comer category 2014


  • Pass It On, vice president
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida


University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2007
Washington University in St. Louis, BA, 1997


Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Show More